The Chicago Bears may draft a quarterback in the 2021 NFL Draft, but if they do, it’s unlikely it’ll be this signal-caller.
The Chicago Bears are almost certain to pick a quarterback at some point in the NFL Draft at the end of the month, but it’s whoever they pick, it’s not likely to be North Dakota State’s, Trey Lance.
While Lance may not even be on the board when the Bears are scheduled to pick at No. 20, you can’t rule out the possibility of general manager Ryan Pace making a trade up to get one of the top quarterbacks.
But even if the Bears do make a trade up, they will likely do so in order to take someone other than Lance, because they will not be in attendance for his second Pro Day on Monday afternoon in Fargo, according to Albert Breer.
Bears unlikely to make a move for Trey Lance in NFL Draft
If the Bears move up in the draft for a quarterback, it could be for Ohio State’s Justin Fields who could be there for the taking at No. 4 where the Falcons are slated to pick. It would cost a lot for the Bears to move up from No. 20 to No. 4 and there will be other suitors trying to move up.
The Denver Broncos, who will be in attendance for Lance’s Pro Day, could be trying to move up from No. 9 overall, to get Lance and move on from Drew Lock. The Patriots, Falcons and 49ers are also taking in Lance’s Pro Day. The Patriots own the No. 15 pick while the 49ers previously moved up to the No. 3 pick and have been rumored to be coveting Alabama’s Mac Jones.
With Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson locked in as the top two picks, the 49ers locked in on a quarterback at No. 3, the fourth pick is where the draft starts.
While Pace hasn’t been shy about mortgaging the future to move up in the draft, if he does it again this year, don’t count on Lance being the reason why.